Jan 062014

Speckled House

A few weeks ago I wrote about getting organised at home and one of the things on my to-do list was reorganise the bedrooms. After 5 years of sharing bedrooms the twins were more than ready for a change so we decided to move our girls in together and give master 5 a room of his own. Out with the pinks and time to create a spunky boys room.

Light House Wall Decal

Master 5’s domain

He already had some beautiful navy and red bedlinen so we stuck with the theme and added some cool new decor pieces to complete the look. A matching bedside light, a new ‘tic tac toe’ play rug and some awesome wall decorations, it is all slowly coming together. One of the things our son is most excited about is the Light House Wall Decal from Speckled House which features the same navy, white and red tones as the rest of the room.

Light House Wall DecalThis gorgeous wall sticker is not only a quick and easy way to decorate an empty wall, it doubles as a growth chart too. Next year we’re off to Disneyland Paris and the kids are standing against the chart every day to see if they are tall enough yet to go on all the exciting ride, so much easier than getting out the measuring tape. Installing the Light House Growth Chart Wall Decal was really easy, it took me just a few minutes to put up.

Bird HouseSpeckled House Wall Decals are made from strong, durable vinyl and they are removable, allowing you to change your child’s bedroom decor as often as you want without damaging your walls. For some handy installation tips you can always visit the Speckled House website. There are loads more stylish Wall Decals, Window Decals, Chalkboard Decals and Growth Chart Decals available for different genders and age categories and prices start at a very affordable $24.95.

Right now you can give your room a little makeover without breaking the bank with 20% off storewide at Speckled House. Prices are as marked, offer ends January 8, 2013.

Speckled House Wall Decals

To find out more about Speckled House, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.speckledhouse.com.

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Feb 112013

Big Kids Graphics

So you quite like the thought of a quick and easy room makeover with a wall decal but the sight of all those childish prints and bright colours is putting you off? Check out the funky alternatives from Big Kids Graphics:

Balloon GirlI am sure it won’t surprise you when I tell you that Big Kids Graphics is all about cool wall decals for ‘big kids’, and rest assured there is no limit to how old a big kid can be (maybe it is you!). The quirky black and white designs, with a touch of colour here and there, are sure to catch people’s eye and make a great conversation starter. Be prepared for a bit of controversy when you browse the Big Kids Graphics range!

In This HouseAs you know I have a soft spot for typography so I would love to see the inspirational In This House Wall Graphic ($59) somewhere in our home, such a lovely reminder for busy families like ours. It would be perfect for a kitchen or living area, somewhere the family gets together often and will be reminded of what really matters. Good to know: the In This House Wall Decal can be made to fit your space perfectly, just ask Big Kids Graphics for a quote.

Rat PaintAnd there is more, you can not only change the size of most of the graphics, even the colours can be customised to suit your decor and taste. Big Kids Graphics uses a very low tack self-adhesive matte vinyl film and the decals are easy to remove from most wall surfaces. It’s all pretty straight forward but for some great tips and tricks on how to apply your Big Kids Graphic just check out the ‘How to’ video on the website.

To find out more about Big Kids Graphics, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bigkidsgraphics.com.au.

For your chance to win the Balloon Girl Wall Graphic visit www.bigkidsgraphics.com.au and answer the following question: Aside from the designs featured above, which Big Kids Wall Graphic is your favourite?

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Save 25% storewide at Baby Donkie

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Jan 102013

Baby Donkie

After a few weeks of school holidays I have to admit I am starting to run out of a few things: energy, activities to do and of course budget too (all those outings and special holiday treats are not kind on the wallet). But luckily there is always retail therapy to renew my energy and to help me get back on track with my budget. You’ve got to love starting the new year with some good savings!

Right now you can save a massive 25% storewide at Baby Donkie so make sure you stock up while you can! Just fill up your shopping basket and enter the code ‘HAPPY25’ at checkout, offer ends January 11, 2013.

Emma Laue Skylar ShortsAt Baby Donkie you will find a lovely selection of clothing, accessories and gifts from gorgeous Australian and international labels, one by one handpicked by owner mum Dong-Maria. I have raved before about the beautiful Emma Laue clothing range and if you had your eye on some of her designs you’ll be pleased to know you can find it in store at Baby Donkie. Grab one of these delightful creations today and you can save yourself 25%, nice bonus! How cute are these Skylar Shorts?

Happi Cupcake Land Wall DecalThere are a few more weeks of school holidays left and with such hot weather you might find yourself stuck inside, a perfect opportunity to surprise your little lady with a simple room makeover. The Happi Cupcake Land Wall Decal Kit consists of lots and lots of individual components which can be repositioned again and again. This will keep the girls busy for ages and it looks gorgeous too, a real bargain at only $20.96 (with 25% off code).

Mesmerised Cloth BookIf you are expecting a new arrival like me or are looking for an original baby gift, you can’t go past the Mesmerised books. These black and white books are designed right here in Australia and are created with the still developing eyes of tiny newborns in mind (suitable from newborn up to 9 months old). They will love staring at the simple but intriguing pictures. Priced at just $15.95 (Board Book) and $17.95 (Cloth Book) they are very well priced and with the discount code you get an extra 25% off.

To find out more about Baby Donkie, to browse the range and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.

Shop For Tots

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Oct 222011

In preparation of our first ever vegetable patch Daddy and the twins are working very hard on digging up the garden and building a raised garden bed. Our son loves helping people so he is totally in his element (dirty must most adorable). Like most boys he really enjoys the digging up and moving dirt but he is even more intrigued by the building part of it all, he would love to help Daddy out with his own tools so I have no doubt he would love this Toolbelt with Tools from Shop For Tots.

The cool kids Toolbelt by Me2Me2 looks just like the real deal. It is made with strong blue nylon and comes with 4 tools, a perfect start for your future builder and obviously there is plenty of room in the different pockets to add more tools as his collection grows. To make it easy for little hands to do and undo the belt it features quick release buckles. The Toolbelt and tools set ($33.95) offers hours of play fun without the dangers of real tools.

Handpicked by parents Kate and Steve all the products at Shop For Tots are selected with care. With more than 25 years of retail experience under their (tool)belts they know all about picking durable, high quality products and offering nothing less than outstanding customer service. Add to that speedy dispatch (usually next day delivery) and their love for Australian designed items and you can see why Shop For Tots is a store worth bookmarking.

The Shop For Tots range focusses on 0-4 year olds and it doesn’t stop at great toys. From clothing to gifts, decor to bedding, party supplies to out and about, Shop For Tots really is a one-stop-shopping address and the best thing is that everything on the website is in stock and ready to be sent out. Over in the decoration department these new Little Red Riding Hood Wall Decals ($39.95) have just been added,  just gorgeous!

As a big fan of Australian label Oishi-m (their jeans are fantastic, having survived two of my kids and now being worn by no 3) I am very excited by the new Summer collection. Think funky shorts and stylish skirts, fitted with the signature Tummy Toastie waistband and stunning kimono fabrics, as well as a hip range of tees and cardi’s for boys and girls. This pink Bee U girls tee ($35.95, size 00-4) has the sweetest floral fabric sleeves and not unimportant, it is Australian made.

To find out more about Shop For Tots, to browse the extensive range and to order online visit www.shopfortots.com.au. Keep an eye on the Shop For Tots Facebook page for the latest news and specials.